Category Archives: Fantasy / Speculative

No, not without Billy!

I woke up, covered in a fog of turquoise-white and maroon-gold. I could remember me and Billy, my crazy pit-bull, were walking a lonely mountain track. The unruffled breezy clouds perched on my skin, I nipped them in my imagination. They felt as nothing I’ve ever touched or tasted, just an epitome of immaculate flamboyance…every fine … Continue reading No, not without Billy!

TÉllÀ (chapter One)

 The year 2004 ended with loud cracks of colourful fireworks that burst through the dark night and bloomed amongst the stars. I giggled at my parent’s lack of decency as they clung unto one another. I could tell they were  whispering sweet things to each other’s ears because each time my father said something, my … Continue reading TÉllÀ (chapter One)

The Ant Queen

My mother always warned me against whistling at night.”I pray you don’t attract evil with that your smelling mouth,” she said one night as she broke melon seeds for dinner.I’ve never believed in myths, but I found her tales funny.”Why mother?” “I’ve told you times without number,” she pushed the white, plastic chair she sat … Continue reading The Ant Queen

journey to fulfilment

The House of Tiny People

A house of tiny People and other short stories… Waking up was no longer the pleasure it used to be for Ayomide. There’s a fleeting moment when she’s whole again but it evaporates faster than shear butter melting from the impact of a sun. Then her lids that drooped with sleep would snap violently open … Continue reading The House of Tiny People

Chrome

Chrome

EPISODE 1 – CHANGES INT – GIRLS HOSTEL – CHROME INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE Lima is on her bed giggling while her roommate looks at her LIMA What? AMANDA Whats his name? LIMA Who’s name? AMANDA The guy that’s making you blush? LIMA Oh come on. There’s no guy CUT TO: DIARY ROOM LIMA (Talking directly … Continue reading Chrome

Mad Game

“Honey, I’m sorry. I can’t explain what pushed me… we did it only five times… ever since I’ve been wanting to stop, but I just cant. I’m so sorry, don’t know what pushed me into cheating on you…” “Hahaha, no honey… I know you’re joking. Me too I’m just pulling your legs. Sorry for having … Continue reading Mad Game

13 is Your Lucky Number – Akata Witch Fan Fiction

It’s been ages since I wrote anything, but I’m back. This is a fan fiction piece inspired by Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch. Please enjoy. _____________ “Hey! Sunny!” Nwanneka called out as Sunny was leaving her class, Orlu following closely behind. “Oh no.” Sunny sighed as she tried to put on something she hoped was a … Continue reading 13 is Your Lucky Number – Akata Witch Fan Fiction

Parasitism

I pay that u may b beautiful I pay that u may be pleasured I suck and kiss your sensient parts You lay back and take the pleasure I gain not milk from your bosom I gain not treasure from my pleasure I keep my strength up for my Ego Trying in futility to reach … Continue reading Parasitism

“a Thin Line”

There’s a thin line between “Life and Death” “Success and Failure” “Beginning and Ending” “Health and Sickness” “Wealth and Poverty” “Good and Evil” “Justice and Injustice” Your Central Bank could be Consumed by an Inferno Just like Locusts eat-up Green leaves of promising crops Preventing glorious yield of bounty Your life may desert you But, … Continue reading “a Thin Line”

“the Morning Sun”

The golden rays so generously given Promising a day full of hope and love When you hide behind tall buildings The world around me looks gloomy The clouds criss-cross your surface Trying to shade your rays in futility You conquer all obstacles and shine Your wonder is a mystery unrivalled Sitting on the morning sky … Continue reading “the Morning Sun”

“the Wife I Never Had”

She was my dream girl The one I fantasized about But, hard as I may try She never gave me the chance I loved her like my Mum I wanted her like Riches I needed her like food But she was always far-fetched Each time I look back in time I remember her with nostalgia … Continue reading “the Wife I Never Had”